Thursday, March 3, 2011
Spysmasher Returns: Terrible Movies #69
A condensed version of the 1940's serial about the Golden Age comic book hero who doesn't seem to do much more than have fistfights and shoot guns on cheap nondescript sets without seriously harming anyone. There are some editing flubs, Spysmasher trips on his cape, he makes a phone call in an impossible phone booth, and runs on an obvious treadmill in front of a rear projection. If you're keen on watching serialized comic book stories, check out The Adventures Of Captain Marvel instead, where the flying effects were unmatched until Superman: The Movie came out 30 years later. Spyshasher Returns is available on Netflix Instant Streaming, Adventures Of Captain Marvel is at youtube or on DVD.